New Year Awards News

Helen Hill for EAPS News
Friday, January 6, 2017

For the New Year - A round up of end-of-the-year award and honor news

Faculty & Senior Investigator Awards

Susan Solomon
Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate Science

In 2016 Solomon led the team that reported the first signs of healing in the Antarctic Ozone Layer. Not surprisingly this work, besides its welcome news, was a top pick for the top stories lists at Science News and Discover Magazine:

Samuel Bowring
Robert R. Shrock Professor of Geology

Samuel A. Bowring was awarded the 2016 Walter H. Bucher Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 14 December 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "original contributions to the basic knowledge of crust and lithosphere." 


Robert Reilinger
Senior Research Scientist

Received the Paul G. Silver Award during the Fall 2016 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, a joint award of the Geodesy, Seismology, and Tectonophysics Sections. READ MORE

Postdoc Awards

Cateline Lantz
Was awarded a thesis prize by the French Physical Society which she will receive at a ceremony in Paris in February.

Undergraduate Awards

Nick Hoffman '18
Was one of 35 exceptional undergraduates named Burchard Scholars for 2017 by MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences READ MORE

Clio Macrakis '18
12.001 student Clio Macrakis '18 receives a section of a pallasite meteorite as her prize for winning the class earthquake prediction contest - Photo credit: Caue Borlina

Madonna Yoder '17
MIT's Sea Grant Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research was presented to Madonna Yoder '17 for her work on The Lower Charles Ricer Chart Project READ MORE

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